19th March 2018

Sir Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the NHS Property Services' (a) agreements and (b) completion dates for the delivery of building works at (i) Sidney West in West Sussex, (ii) Horsham Hospital and (iii) Crawley Hospital.

Stephen Barclay, Minister of State for Health: The Department does not routinely hold information on individual NHS Property Services’ agreements/projects, however the company reports on the progress on the delivery of building works at Sidney West in West Sussex, Horsham Hospital and Crawley Hospital as follows:

Sidney West Primary Care Centre, Burgess Hill

An £800,000 programme of fitout works, including diagnostics, x-ray and consulting rooms, has been agreed in principle with the Clinical Commissioning Group and prospective service provider. NHS Property Services has been negotiating with the landlords around consent for the scheme and hardstanding for an external (portable) Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner for the past year. Negotiations are ongoing, and NHS Property Services has recently developed an alternative option for the scanner location. Assuming lease negotiations can be concluded in the next couple of months, we anticipate that works could start on-site in the summer of 2018.

Horsham Hospital

- The musculoskeletal project, including works to the hydrotherapy and gym, completed in December 2016; and

- A £1.2 million, two-phase programme of works to roofs, heating and windows was completed in late 2017. A further package of external fabric and infrastructure works, expected to cost circa £800,000, is expected to commence in 2018.

Crawley Hospital

- The £3.97 million Piper (Sub-acute) ward refurbishment at Crawley commenced in August 2016 and was completed in December 2016;

- The £4.53 million Urgent Care Centre refurbishment at Crawley commenced in early 2016 and, following some customer-requested design revisions and phasing changes, was completed in June 2017;

- Phase One of a £6 million Infrastructure project at Crawley, including fire protection enhancements, generator and chilled water upgrades, began in January 2016 and ended in March 2017. Phase Two of this project is currently in the early stages of design and is programmed to commence in Q2 2018; and

- A feasibility study and outline design for the relocation of the Child Development Centre was completed at the end of 2017. Our capital budget plans for financial year 2018/19 include £3.1 million allocation for this project.

Over the past 24 months over £12 million has been invested into Crawley by NHS Property Services, with a further investment of £6 million planned over the next 18 months.

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